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Animal Welfare Division



The chair of animal welfare at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern is the first animal welfare chair at a Swiss University. Based on a contract between the University of Bern and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), it was established in 2011 as a division of the Veterinary Public Health Institute.

The Division of Animal Welfare covers the areas of animal welfare, applied ethology and animal husbandry in teaching, research and services. Its aim is to establish and disseminate objective scientific knowledge concerning relevant questions about animal welfare.

Besides a research facility for our projects on laboratory rodents on the campus of the Vetsuisse faculty, we maintain together with the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) the Research Center for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits (ZTHZ) at the Aviforum in Zollikofen.

Universität Bern | Abteilung Tierschutz, Vetsuisse Fakultät | Länggassstrasse 120 | CH-3012 Bern
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Next seminar:

Thursday 28th of May 2015
16: 00h

Location: Horsaal Anatomy Lecture Hall
Länggassstrasse 120, 1st floor

Dr. Luca Melotti

"Relationship between playfulness and affective state in rats"

Division of Animal Welfare, DCR-VPHI Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern 


Upcoming Events:

Walks & Talks 2015 

Monday June 22nd to Thursday June 23rd 

Location: Ranflüh, Emmental 

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